When planning a service, you have many options available to you and we will do all that we can to provide a beautiful and respectful ceremony. No matter your choice, we can offer you a space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort and love. And above all, we will do our utmost to honor your loved one. We will be happy to go over all your options and answer any questions that you may have.
Matthews Family Mortuary, in keeping with a proud heritage of nearly a century, offers funerals the old-fashioned way. Our families have the option of having an authentic horse-drawn hearse procession, (instead of a modern funeral coach). In this fast-paced world, it is often comforting to return to a quieter time and an era when people paused and truly celebrated an individual’s life.
One way to honor your loved one as he or she transitions with the release of a pure white dove or doves, if you prefer more than one. For years, the dove has been symbolic in many cultures for the Holy Spirit, love, peace, or as messengers. It is your last tribute to your dearly departed. These types of white dove releases can be done at the graveside, mausoleum, cemetery chapel, funeral home, or an appropriate location of your choosing.
For people wishing to break tradition, you will find the 19th century styling of the hearse offers a unique means of transportation for your loved one to their final resting-place. A motorcycle hearse makes a statement and personalizes the service to provide that special remembrance for your family and friends.